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Our changing understanding of the reciprocal relationship between the environment and the body is reflected in the palimpsests of our urban landscape. Concepts of wellness, disease, and treatment have influenced urban design from the Industrial Revolution to today, and the results have ranged from successful to unintended incubations of the next generation of illnesses. As we face a rupture in the parallel histories of public health and the public realm, examining our built environment through this lens is necessary to frame today’s most urgent questions. Please join GRI Faculty Affiliate Sara Jensen Carr as she looks to the past in order to offer meditations on how the urban landscape must shift again to address the intertwined issues of our pandemic present, social justice, and climate change for a healthier future for all.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Event – Register to attend.


About Sara Jensen Carr:

Sara Jensen CarrSara Jensen Carr is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Program Director for the Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments at Northeastern University. A licensed architect, her work and research on the connections between urban landscape, human health, and social equity has been recognized by the Graham Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and has been published in Preventive Medicine, LA+ Journal, and Places, among others. Her first book, The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape, was published by University of Virginia Press in September 2021.

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